LACNIC, Google to headline ‘Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago’ in October
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LACNIC, Google to headline ‘Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago’ in October

SINT MAARTEN/TRINIDAD - The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Registry (LACNIC) and Google will hold a series of workshops next month as part of Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago, an event intended to advance the Internet development agenda of the wider region.

The workshops are part of a project through which LACNIC and Google seek to strengthen digital markets in Central American and Caribbean countries. This joint project seeks to enhance local connectivity and strengthen the ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

On October 3rd, a half-day workshop from 8:00 am to midday will focus on marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, offering local business owners and start-up founders a package of free training on the use of Google’s digital marketing tools.

Another two-day workshop starting on the same day will focus on the nuts and bolts of Internet connectivity and traffic optimisation, covering a range of technical issues such as the new Internet Protocol (IPv6), routing security (BGP and RPKI), peering models, open standards and root servers. This workshop runs from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm on October 3rd and continues from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm on October 4th.

LACNIC will lead a final workshop under the umbrella of their AMPARO project, an initiative that seeks to address emerging cybersecurity issues across the region. This workshop will run from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on October 4th and continue from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 5th.

On October 2, the Caribbean Network Operators Group will hold its sixteenth regional meeting, an all-day affair from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the support of the Internet Society.

CaribNOG 16 will focus on cybersecurity, outlining some of the foundational and necessary steps to secure an online environment in which Caribbean businesses can compete and collaborate internationally, across all industries.

The Internet Society will also conduct a session on October 3rd from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm, continuing its capacity-building campaigns in the Caribbean region, this time with a particular focus on the issues of disaster management and mitigation.

The four-day event from October 2nd to 5th is being called Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago. It is being held with the support of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

All Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago activities are free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required. All events will be held at Level 4, Government Campus Plaza Auditorium on Richmond Street, Port of Spain, except for the Interconnection and AMPARO workshops, which are by invitation only.

The workshop series in Trinidad and Tobago follows a similar conference held in Guatemala City last month, with the local support of the Guatemalan telecommunications regulator. Another series will be held later this year in the Dominican Republic.

More information is available at the official website:  https://internetweek.lacnic.net/2018/index.html

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